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hello. this is the briefing. i'm sally bundock. our top stories: president trump pulls the us out of the iran nuclear deal, vowing to seek what he calls a "real" solution. after april's surprise meeting, us secretary of state mike pompeo is back in north korea for more talks with kim jong—un. and with just ten days before prince harry and meghan tie the knot, your guide to windsor and the royal wedding. in business briefing we focus on iran — what is the economic fall—out for the country and who are the winners and losers in business? also, back with the begging bowl: argentina looks to the imf forfinancial aid. a warm welcome to the programme, briefing you on all you need
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to know in global news, business and sport. and you can be part of the conversation. do share your views on the stories we're covering and give us your suggestions on a gift for harry and meghan. what would you buy the royal couple? get in touch — just use the hashtag #bbcthebriefing. so let's begin. diplomatic efforts are taking place to try to save the iran nuclear deal after president trump announced america was withdrawing from the agreement. the other signatories — the uk, france, germany, china and russia — have all signalled their continuing support for the accord. israel and saudi arabia have praised donald trump's decision. chris buckler reports from washington. is healed as a historic the us is
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concerned, the iran you can deal is now history. donald trump personally signed off on america abandoning the accord. it is clear to me that we cannot prevent an iranian nuclear bomb under the decaying and rotten structure of the current agreement. the iran deal is defective at its core. although the international agreement limited iran's programme, it did not stop in developing missiles. donald trump had other concerns about inspections. european leaders are deeply worried about the impact of american leaving agreement. but the series of 11th hour dashes to the white house... we
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think we can pixel that with our european friends and be tougher on iran, but not throw away that part of the deal. and televised appeals fail to convince the president. with tehran and threatening to increase uranium in richmond. translation: from now on the agreement is between iran and five other countries. in these circumstances we need to see how the other five countries will react. the french president, emmanuel macron, said on twitter... there will be an impact on trade, and potentially even the threat of us sanctions on european companies that continue to trade with iran. but internationally the immediate concern is of tensions once again increasing in the middle east. chris buckler, bbc news,
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washington. and we will have a lot more analysis on that story throughout this programme, including a look at financial market reaction and so on. all that come on the briefing. the us secretary of state, mike pompeo, is in north korea, working on the details of president trump's forthcoming summit with kim jong—un. reports from south korea suggest mr pompeo will bring home three americans who've been held in north korea. for the latest let's go to our correspondent steve mcdonnell in seoul. steve, tell us more about mike pompeo's agenda. well, the main agenda, apparently, is to try and nut out the final arrangements for this meeting, this historic meeting in the coming weeks, between donald trump and kimjong—un. but in the coming weeks, between donald trump and kim jong—un. but you mentioned that there is this hope that he will also bring these
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american korean detainees back with them on the plan. and you can imagine for the trump administration this would be quite a diplomatic coup for them. they could then this isa coup for them. they could then this is a victory. and then i suppose announce the details of this coming summit, if they are known by then. you know, it is interesting, though, i suppose they want some sort of positive message to come out of this, because here in south korea, there is a bit of concern, today, i would have to say, about the impact, that the potential impact, of the is pulling out of the iran nuclear deal on this likelihood of the north koreans to give up their nuclear weapons. i think a few weeks ago people thought that they were going to give up and it was a done deal. everything seemed pretty rosy. but now there is this, as i said, worry,
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here, where kim jong—un would now there is this, as i said, worry, here, where kimjong—un would be seen why would we believe you, why would we believe washington when they say they will stick to a deal, given what has happened with the iran arrangement. so as you say there is some doubt then as a result of the iran nuclear deal and the us withdrawal. but having said that, the second visit on the part of mike pompeo does show the commitment of the us to the talks. yes. absolutely. they are committed to the talks going out. they have no choice, really. donald trump has said that it is going to happen. you just have to wonder, really, i do know, why they did not think this was going to have an impact. and yesterday when kim jong—un met with president xijinping, you yesterday when kim jong—un met with president xi jinping, you would yesterday when kim jong—un met with president xijinping, you would have loved to have been a fly on the wall to hear what they had to say about this iran deal. they knew that there
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was an announcement coming regarding the us pullout of the deal, and you wonder what president xi jinping said to kim jong—un wonder what president xi jinping said to kimjong—un in terms of whether or not he thinks the us administration is to be trusted on this, now. all right, steve, thank you for that. stephen mcdonell that based in seoul. —— there. japanese prime minister shinzo abe has said tokyo will normalise ties with north korea if the nuclear and missile issues, along with that of the abduction of japanese citizens, are solved comprehensively. mr abe was speaking after a trilateral summit with chinese premier li keqiang and south korean president moonjae—in held in tokyo. let's ta ke let's take another look at the rest of the stories in the news, then. malaysians are voting following one of the most hotly contested general election campaigns in the country's history. an opposition coalition, now headed by the 92—year—old former prime minister mahathir mohamad, is hoping to win power for the first
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time since independence 61 years ago. the current leader, najib razak, was once mentored by mr mahathir. the man who led weeks of protests in armenia has addressed his supporters in the capital, yerevan, as prime minister. nikol pashinyan promised human rights would be protected, and that corruption and election—rigging would end. a report by amnesty international uk claims that a secret scotland yard database of gangs is racially discriminating against young black men. the matrix data base, which was set up in response to the london riots in 2011, is being investigated by the information commissioner. the metropolitan police said the matrix was aimed at reducing violence and saving lives. —— metropolitan police. the film director, roman polanski, is threatening to sue the oscars academy over its decision to expel him for misconduct. polanski fled the us in 1978 after pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a teenager.
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his lawyer says the academy‘s actions are in breach of its own procedures and california law. another passenger bus has caught fire and exploded in the heart of rome, sending a plume of black smoke over the city centre. the bus stopped near the trevi fountain, and driver and passengers all managed to escape before the flames took hold. it's just the latest in a number of incidents, raising more questions about the state of public transport in the italian capital. lebo diseko has the story. the number 63 bus in the centre of rome engulfed in a ball claims that there is no play suspected here. instead, the finger is being pointed at the local transport company, atac. at least nine of its buses have caught by this year. last year, there were 22. drivers unions say its vehicles
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are properly maintained. they have warned of issues before. atac blames an ageing fleet, saying it has put safety measures in place which have cut the number of incidents. many in rome say the mayor is at fault for not fulfilling a promise to tackle the city's transport problems. so far, there has been no—one seriously hurt in any of these incidents but the fear is if authorities don't get to the root of the problems, that may soon change. lebo diseko, bbc news. for financial markets, it has been a volatile week. look at the price of oil, for example. on monday, brent crude settled
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above $70 per barrel for the first time since 2014. but yesterday— in anticipation of president trump's announcement on iran — the oil price slid by over 4% before recovering some ground. james hughes is the chief market analyst at axi trader. good to see you, james. i was seen this a lot yesterday, that global financial markets would be watching very, very closely in the white house yesterday afternoon. even though most new probably what he was going to say. yes, of course, donald trump does not tend to announce these press conferences without a big statement coming out around it. so we did have an idea he was could pull out of the deal. of course, we have two issues with donald trump. number one is that he does these big, bold statements, and act the way he does. but it also gives us a hint as to what will happen. and thatis hint as to what will happen. and that is the way the market then read it. and when it is anything to do with geopolitical tensions or anything in any oil producing
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nations like it is with iran, it is a big hit on commodities, so they get hit a lot, and that is what we have seen in the oil price. again, as you said, the oil price has been rallying a lot of aid. but it is not just the oil price. —— lot of late. a lot of money goes into japanese dollars, the japanese yen, and the gold price also is affected by geopolitical tensions. and there has been a lot of that this year. thank you for that jazz. we'll be for thatjazz. we'll be back to see the response to the us decision to blat of the nuclear deal with iran. all of that to come on the business briefing. also on the programme... frenchman gael monfils aims to stop top seed rafa nadal in the madrid open. that — and more — in the sport briefing. i, nelson rolihlahla mandela,
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our headlines: after april's surprise meeting — us secretary of state mike pompeo is back in north korea — for more talks with kim jong un. president trump has vowed to seek what he calls a "real" solution to the iranian nuclear and ballistic missile threat — following his decision to pull the us out of the 2015 deal. let's stay with that now. joining me now live from oslo is professor mahmood amiry—moghaddam, a norwegian—iranian neuroscientist and human rights advocate. give us your reaction on the us decision. what is your take on what
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that means for iran? we are concerned by mr trump's action. the international community and the media could use the attention and the iranian media could use this opportunity as to why the nuclear negotiations were ongoing. we saw a dramatic increase in iran's years after that penalty on the crackdown on the civil society and afraid it might happen again. the concern is that could be a step backwards in terms of reform with iran. could you tell us how much iran has changed since the nuclear deal of 2015?
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there was so much talk about how the economy would be improved, international businesses will be able to have this access to the economy with so many young people who would be buying up apple products and to what extent has iran changed since 2015? the main outcome, what happened after the removal of the sanctions, uranium people saw that the main reason for their misery and the bad economic situation was actually the huge corruption within the system. —— iranian. that was the reason why we had, for the first time, widespread protests because of the economic situation so before that, iranian authorities put the blame on the sanctions and external conflicts for
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the bad economic situation although the bad economic situation although the situation has not improved so much for the people but the focus is on the right place. the corruption inside the iranian regime is received attention. people are holding the authorities accountable for what is going on and at the same time, the international community gives more attention to the situation of the people. this is a major concern. it doesn't need to be this way so i hope the united kingdom, the eu and iran's main international partners will put the situation of the people on the agenda. they will not put all their focus on the nuclear issue, because they have to see a sustainable improvement on this issue.
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sustainable stability is not possible unless iranian authorities respect all peoples rights. thank you for sharing your views with us. a big event. all eyes will be on the uk on 19 may when prince harry, who's sixth in line to the throne, will marry hollywood actress meghan markle. the ceremony will take place at st george's chapel in windsor castle, in a fairytale wedding that's captured the imaginations of royal watchers from hollywood to hampshire. christian fraser has been to preview the wedding from the prime locations in the historic market town — and to explain what you can expect to see on the big day. welcome to windsor, home to 150,000 people on the outskirts of london.
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but this is a town that is dominated by just but this is a town that is dominated byjust one but this is a town that is dominated by just one family, but this is a town that is dominated byjust one family, who live in what is reputed to be the largest inhabited castle anywhere in the world. windsor has been home to british kings and queens for almost 1,000 years and to this day it is an official residence of queen elizabeth ii. so with that big day fast approaching, what can we expect on saturday may 19? well, from nine o'clock in the morning, the official guests will start to arrive here which is the normal entrance for the public. two hours later, members of the royal family will start to arrive and at that point, meghan will begin herjoining —— journey with her mother from the castle to an undisclosed location. the ceremony begins at noon at st george ‘s chapel. harry's uncle edward is the last member of the royal family to get married there are nearly 20 yea rs to get married there are nearly 20 years ago. bowers taken by the archbishop of canterbury and this is
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dina's sister, lady jane archbishop of canterbury and this is dina's sister, ladyjane fellows, will give the reading. around one o'clock, the newlyweds will leave the chapel and fingers crossed if it isa the chapel and fingers crossed if it is a day like this there will be an open top procession around the streets of windsor. they will go along the high street and down the long walk and this is where they will have the big screens, the live entertainment, the food stores, it is expected there will be fans and well—wishers camping here through the night, hoping to get the best view of the couple and of course address. they will return to join their guests at a reception hosted by the queen at saint georges hall and the castle grounds. after that, we will see the newly married couple won last time as they head off to a private evening reception within these grounds at frogmore house posted by harry's father, the prince of wales and yes, frogmore house is quite literally named after the large number of frogs that
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historically lived in the marshy grounds around the house. so do join us for our coverage of all the buildup and the ceremony itself. we will be in windsor next week for the wedding of his royal highness prince henry of wales and rachel meghan markle, live on bbc world news. and i will be presenting the programme from windsor as well. we ask you for yourideas from windsor as well. we ask you for your ideas for gifts for the couple. a personalised painting from the favourite artist of bears, good idea shelley. if manchester united win the fa cup, that is the gift. and david who says, something from h&m, harry and meghan, the retailer that many know and frequent? now it's time to get all the latest from the bbc sports centre.
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i'm tulsen tollett, coming up in your wednesday sport briefing, juventus and milan will meet later in the coppa italia final, defefending men's champion rafael nadal gets set to get his madrid masters defence underway and british boxer anthony yarde shows us what upper body strength is all about. juventus may still be licking their wounds after crashing out of the champions league, but a domestic double is very much on the cards. juve are on the verge of winning a seventh successive serie a title, while on wednesday they face milan in the coppa italia final. massimiliano allegri is expected to have mario mandzukic and mattia de sciglio at his disposal after spells out injured. rafael nadal‘s record on clay is something to behold. the world number one has already won the barcelona open and monte—carlo masters, both for the 11th time in his career. that stretches his winning record in sets to 46 unbeaten. this man — gael monfils — has the job of trying to stop him later at the madrid masters. the frenchman beat georgian qualifier nikoloz basil—ashvili
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on monday but needed 3 sets to do so. nadal — perhaps unsurprisingly — holds the record for most wins in this tournament with 5 titles. the australian rohan dennis is the man to catch in the giro d'italia — cycling's first grand tour of 2018. the bmc racing rider was four seconds off the pace on tuesday but did enough to stay top of the general classification. stage 5 gets underway later from agrigento to santa ninfa. dennis has a one second lead over defending champion tom dumoulin. paris saint germain have won the coupe de france for a fourth successive year after a 2—0 victory over third tier les herbiers. the result didn't provide the fairytale that many were hoping for (00v) as psg claimed a record extending 12th title in this —— for as psg claimed a record extending 12th title
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in this tournament with just the league required to make it a clean sweep of this years competitions in france with both captains holding the trophy aloft together in a nice touch. i mentioned rafael nadal‘s dominance at the madrid masters earlier — at the women's event simona halep is the queen of the clay. the defending champion is through to the last 16 after a convincing win over belgium's elise mertens. the world number one — a winner here in 2016 and 2017 — got off to an incredible start by winning the first eight games. mertens put up some resistance in the second set, but the result was never really in doubt. halep will play kristyna pliskova next. for the first time ever, major league baseball is heading to europe. the new york yankees and the boston red sox will meet at the london stadium in june next year. the home of premier league team west ham has been chosen because it was originally built as an athletics stadium, therefore is wider, meaning it has the right dimensions for baseball. mlb matches have already been staged outside the usa before, but never in europe. for those of you who pride yourself
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on your upper body strength at the gym, here's a challenge from british boxer anthony yarde. he posted this video on social media and is calling it the human flag. his legs aren't balancing on anything here in case you're wondering. if boxing doesn't work out for him then a gymnastics career could be an option. you can get all the latest sports news at our website. that's bbc.com/sport. but from me, tulsen tollett, that is your wednesday sport briefing. stay with me on bbc news, i'll be back with the business briefing in just a few moments. wednesday gets off to a fine start for many of us but for some it's not going to last as we get rain
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heading in from the west. we saw a weather system move through on tuesday. this one here, the leading edge of cooler air so things cool down for many. low pressure to the north—west of us and that's feeding in cooler, fresher conditions across all parts, and a bit of rain, as i mentioned, coming into the west. single—figure temperatures for south—east england and still around 10 or possibly 11 degrees. your eyes will be drawn to this weather system that will soon in the morning turn things wetter into northern ireland, and western scotland, slowly so a lot of cloud increases ahead of that. many will be staying dry even on into the afternoon, particularly across eastern parts of the uk, and still some sunny spells into east anglia and south—east england,
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but temperatures are down compared with recent days. into the evening, some heavy bursts affecting western parts of scotland beginning to pull away from the western isles, patchy in nature to the east and from northern ireland some will get the sun coming back before the end of the day, but more of wales and western england starting to get outbreaks of rain pushing into parts of the midlands too. much of eastern england will be dry and once this weather system crosses all parts, wednesday night into thursday morning, there is hardly andy rain left on it. there'll be a few showers developing, though, particularly into scotland, maybe the odd heavy one with a rumble of thunder. one or two for northern ireland and northern england, the rest of england and wales, it is looking dry, variable cloud and sunshine. on the breezy side, if anything it's a little bit cooler still and some of us for the rest of the week. in particular will find temperatures below average for the time of year. another breezy start for much
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of the uk on friday, but then we see another weather system gathering out to the west. temperatures in the mid to low teens for many. bye bye. this is business briefing. i'm sally bundock. a crude reality for iran: president trump plans to reinstate economic sanctions following his decision to withdraw from the international nuclear deal. a country in crisis: argentina looks to mend its broken relationship with the imf as the country attempts to settle investors' nerves. and on the financial markets, traders around the world are grappling with a decision by donald trump. the picture is emerging in asia. the price of oil is on the
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move, and safe havens are in focus.
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